Javier Más

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Some info for those wanting to know what Javier Más has done lately with another LC admirer - https://www.worcestermag.com/story/ente ... 588016007/
The Irish Times has called folk singer Niall Connolly "One of Ireland's most prolific song writers."
However, the publication adds that Connolly is "one of the country's most overlooked."
It's not for want of trying. In 2001, to help fund his first album, "Songs From A Corner," Connolly volunteered to be paid for participating in medical trials in Ireland's Cork City, from where Connolly hails. He got the album made.
Connolly believes that his ninth studio album, "The Patience of Trees," released in June, is his best yet.
"Patience of Trees" is what The Wave in Rockaway calls "an ambient, often Beatle-esque, tripp y, soundscapey, catalog of songs."
It's folk-pop in the best sense, with the influence of Leonard Cohen not overt, but lingering in the some of the arranged sounds and ironic/heartbreaking/love affirming lyrics….
"The Patience of Trees" also features Spanish guitarist Javier Más (from Leonard Cohen’s band), Anna Tivel (harmony and violin) as well as his New York City regular band. Connolly said the album's producer, Len Monachello, paid great attention to detail with arrangements, including the use of a mandolin, Mellotron, and Moog synthesizer.
The music Connolly listened to included Nirvana and R.E.M. He had an older sister with "a great record collection," but wondered, "what is this drony music coming out of her room?"
It was Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
"And then, I became obsessed," Connolly said, particularly with Cohen, whose albums, such as "Songs of Love and Hate," are considered singer-songwriter classics.
Eventually, Connolly would get to see Cohen perform three times, and has performed with Más, featured on "The Patience of Trees." "It was full circle for me," Connolly said.
Connolly said if he had to choose just one album that he could keep, it would be one by Cohen. "The only difficulty would be which Leonard Cohen album."
A lot of people have that very same problem of which album to choose :)
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Thank you, Bev!
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B4real wrote: Sat Aug 26, 2023 12:16 am ...
Connolly said if he had to choose just one album that he could keep, it would be one by Cohen. "The only difficulty would be which Leonard Cohen album."[/b]
A lot of people have that very same problem of which album to choose :)
Your comment made me laugh, Bev! My first thought was, "Really? Do a lot of people actually have that problem?". I mean, is there a conceivable reality in which any given person would genuinely be required to choose only one album that they could keep, and, presumably within this scenario, never be able to listen to any other album ever again? I think that it is highly unlikely that that would ever happen to anybody, and therefore, I do not think that it is a "problem" that anyone needs to contemplate, let alone worry about!

Mind you, there may be temporary situations in which one's musical selections may be limited: perhaps if one goes on holiday and does not have one's entire music collection on their MP3 player or phone (this has happened to me in the past, particularly back when all of my music was on CD or cassettes, and I had to choose a few to take along, but with the advent of advanced digital technology, it has been less of an issue); or, if (while on holiday or otherwise away from home), one has no internet access and thus cannot use streaming services, they may have to rely on whatever music they've downloaded to their devices (if they have such devices!). There is also the ever-popular "Desert Island Discs" game ("If you were stranded on a desert island, which music would you take with you...?") -- which I suppose could happen, in the event of a shipwreck or plane crash -- but there will not be any electricity, and so one would not be able to play any of the recorded music they took with them, or not for very long, anyway, once any available batteries are drained (and assuming that the devices on which to play their "discs" were not damaged beyond playability in whatever event stranded them on the island). There is also the possibility that one may commit a crime and be sent to prison, in which there may be some limits on the amount of music available to them, and so such a person may have to make some difficult choices (although depriving an inmate of music may be considered cruel and unusual punishment, and thus it may not actually be an issue in modern prisons...). And, an even worse case scenario, if the earth is about to be obliterated and a few survivors are packed into a spaceship to go find a new planet, then perhaps there might be some limits on how much music can be taken along (although, if humans have the technology to build such a spacecraft, I should hope that it would include enough computer capacity to store every musical recording ever made, so maybe that is not the best example. I'd actually be more concerned about choosing the people who would go on that spaceship...).
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B4real wrote: Sat Aug 26, 2023 12:16 am Some info for those wanting to know what Javier Más has done lately with another LC admirer - https://www.worcestermag.com/story/ente ... 588016007/
The Irish Times has called folk singer Niall Connolly "One of Ireland's most prolific song writers."
However, the publication adds that Connolly is "one of the country's most overlooked."
It's not for want of trying. In 2001, to help fund his first album, "Songs From A Corner," Connolly volunteered to be paid for participating in medical trials in Ireland's Cork City, from where Connolly hails. He got the album made.
Connolly believes that his ninth studio album, "The Patience of Trees," released in June, is his best yet.
"Patience of Trees" is what The Wave in Rockaway calls "an ambient, often Beatle-esque, tripp y, soundscapey, catalog of songs."
It's folk-pop in the best sense, with the influence of Leonard Cohen not overt, but lingering in the some of the arranged sounds and ironic/heartbreaking/love affirming lyrics….
"The Patience of Trees" also features Spanish guitarist Javier Más (from Leonard Cohen’s band), Anna Tivel (harmony and violin) as well as his New York City regular band. Connolly said the album's producer, Len Monachello, paid great attention to detail with arrangements, including the use of a mandolin, Mellotron, and Moog synthesizer.
The music Connolly listened to included Nirvana and R.E.M. He had an older sister with "a great record collection," but wondered, "what is this drony music coming out of her room?"
It was Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
"And then, I became obsessed," Connolly said, particularly with Cohen, whose albums, such as "Songs of Love and Hate," are considered singer-songwriter classics.
Eventually, Connolly would get to see Cohen perform three times, and has performed with Más, featured on "The Patience of Trees." "It was full circle for me," Connolly said.
Connolly said if he had to choose just one album that he could keep, it would be one by Cohen. "The only difficulty would be which Leonard Cohen album."
A lot of people have that very same problem of which album to choose :)
Featuring talented musicians such as Spanish guitarist Javier Más, Anna Tivel on harmony and violin, and Connolly's New York City regular band, the album benefits from meticulous attention to detail in its arrangements, incorporating instruments like mandolin, Mellotron, and Moog synthesizer.
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